Woman Has 2nd Degree Burns On Face After Skin Treatment

Story By: Les Steed, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency:  Newsflash

A young woman has been left with second degree burns all over her face following a botched skin treatment at a beauty centre.

Muge Gumsar, 29, rushed to hospital as soon as she felt a severe burning sensation while recently undergoing treatment at a centre in Corlu, Northeast Turkey.

Ms Gumsar’s skin was left destroyed following the Dermapen micro-needling treatment.


Dermapen micro-needling punctures the top layer of skin using 12 tiny needles that allegedly prompt the body to produce collagen and elastin. It is often used as a treatment for light scarring and wrinkles.

Instead, Ms Gumsar was left with burns and scabbing all over her forehead, nose, cheeks and around her eyes and chin.

She is now planning to sue the beauty centre using her hospital records as evidence.


She said: “Even though I told them that my skin was sensitive and it was prone to reddening during my Dermapen procedure I still got burns on my face.

“The hospital doctors said that I had an infection on my face and that I should use antibiotics and I was referred to plastic surgery.

“The plastic surgeon also said that I had a 2nd degree burn on my face and that I could be left scarred, and that he didn’t know whether the scars will ever heal.”


Muge has been left feeling deeply insecure about her face since the treatment, causing her severe social anxiety that has impacted her business and social life.

She said: “This has affected my life very badly.

“I cannot look in the mirror and it has completely disrupted my life.”


“Those who want to have skincare treatments should definitely check that the beauticians in the centres they go to are experts.”

It has not been made clear which beauty centre was involved.

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